Monday, 9 July 2012

Jul 2012 - Saw Olympic Torch Relay in St Albans

Yesterday we went to the nearby town of St Albans to see the Olympic torch relay pass through the town. It was a very enjoyable day as it turned out to be quite an event with the numbers of people attending and the good natured atmosphere of the crowd.

We got to an empty part of the High St almost an hour before the torch passed by. The time flew as there were many sights to see.

We chose a spot right across from 'The Mermaid' pub.
This fellow had gone to a lot of trouble!

The girls...

Getting impatient...
Crowd getting bigger.

Tired waiting...

Something is happening...

Excitment growing.

Just high-fived the policeman...

Torch getting closer.
Part of the travelling circus.

Torch inbound...

The Olympic torch bearer, alongside a hairy policeman...

And away they go.
The bus carrying former runners with their torches.

Heading up the road with the crowds.

Smile girls!

And it was quite a fun event to attend, I hope things go well with the continuing relay. We may even see it again as it travels nearby in Harrow.

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